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    Sony FS100 vs EX1R vs NX5U
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    Hi!
    I started with film several years years ago (still new), using small mobiles and later handheld consumer camcoders etc.
    Now been doing several corporate videos, live streams, event videos, TV clips and have a need for my own camera (no more renting). So far been using EX3 and EX1 most of the time. The purpose still is most of the time web video.
    Therefore I am considering three options and would like a little bit of help from experienced people. I am choosing between:
    1) Sony EX1R
    2) Sony NEX-FS100
    3) Sony NX5U

    What do you think which one would be the best for my purposes?

    PS! What do you think about this review. Is it adequate http://www.dvuser.co.uk/content.php?CID=268 ?


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    fs100 - no doubt


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    Quote Originally Posted by maranfilms View Post
    fs100 - no doubt
    Would it also be good and fast "point and shoot" (referring to slow autofocus). During events there have been several occasions, where there is not time to setup camera rather than turn it on and go.


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    I own EX1 and 7d maybe FS100 soon

    The EX1 is utter simplicity to not mess shots up with - the main criteria for "corporate videos, live streams, event videos, TV "

    Has various details (SDI out) that make it more flexible than the other cams

    its sharp, its global frame rates

    Unless you have a twisted burning desire for the 'cine' look - it is the best cam

    (i have no knowledge of the other sony)

    of course you can get the cine look by buying a T2i and a 50 as a B cam

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    autofocus, although it seems fast on the FS100, is not really useable on this sensor size. The camera never knows what part of the image should be in focus.
    On my fellow GH2 I only use AF when shooting F8 and above.

    You have to decide between freaky low light capabilities or deep focus for adequate runīnīgun style filming.

    I just sold my NX5. The cam is ok, but the codec has a flaw/bug. It kind of flickers in the dark every second or so (maybe every new GOP starting point). No faulty cam. I checked another NX5 at my retailer and itīs the same.
    Therefore I would not recommend it.


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    the zoom on the EX1 is the same magnification of a medium/long tele still photo lens too

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    you could consider the AF100 which is a good middle ground - you can sort of get the cine look, and still have some hope of holding focus and get a good telephoto magnification without a huge lens

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    The FS100 has not been out long enough to get any real feedback on it yet.
    Plus the EX1 and NX5U would be closer to each other than the FS.
    I see the FS100 as a very different camera than the other two.

    Based on what you are doing I would say the EX1 or NX5 but it's up to you.

    If I get an FS100 it would be an addition to my EX1 and so much a replacement.
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    Looking at most of the videoprofessionals' gear, then they tend to have one Sony EX1, EX3 or even F350. And then additional gear of DSLR cameras (such as 5D mark II or 7D). I already own a Canon 60D with 24-105mm L lens.
    What do you think? Is it better then to start with EX1R and then buy the second camera as FS100 or Pana AF101 or still start with FS100, because everyone wants a cine look and feel even on the web?


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    I can't really tell you what you need but if you already have a DSLR I would think the EX1 or a camera along those lines might be better.

    I see the FS100 as "a much better DSLR".
    I don't have a video DSLR so the FS100 looks good to me.
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